The Mechanic

February 23, 2017 by admin_name

The Mechanic
released 1972

The Mechanic” is an American action, crime, thriller. It was produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and directed by Michael Winner. It stars Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland, Linda Ridgeway, Frank Dekova, James Davison, Lindsey Crosby, Steve Vinovich, Celeste Yarnall and Takayuki Kubota. It was written by Lewis John Carlino.

The Mechanic IMDb webpage

The Mechanic” takes place in the seedy underworld of hired assassins and the shadowy, wealthy organisations that hire them. Charles Bronson plays the role of Arthur Bishop. He is a top but aging hit man for hire. He lives a lonely life surrounded only by nice things because the people in this world cannot be trusted. They´re all criminals. He is also the son of a man who was a top member of a criminal business cartel. This cartel may be involved in drugs, assassinations or even covert government crimes. We really cannot be sure. All we know is that they are wealthy, powerful and very dangerous. Arthur Bishop was born into this world and is trapped inside.

His life changes when he decides to apprentice the son of one of his father´s friends. A man whom he killed. Steve Mckenna, played by Jan-Michael Vincent, is very motivated to follow in the footsteps of Arthur and learns quickly. He is also very sociopathic.

This is an interesting story of betrayal and the futility of materialism in front of loneliness and regret. Arthur Bishop is a man with no intimate or real relationships in his life. He lives for his work and nothing else. He is a man who has given up something very valuable and because of that I feel that he never really lived.

The Mechanic” is unpredictable and action packed with characters that have you realize the importance of relationships and life choices. In spite of all the bad things he´d done I found myself hoping Arthur would somehow leave his work and live a normal life.

This is an old movie but very well done and I highly recommend it.

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